Islamic Finance in a Nutshell by Brian Kettell
A Guide for Non-Specialists (The Wiley Finance Series)

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The recent turbulence in the global financial markets has drawn attention to an alternative system of financial intermediation: Islamic banking and finance, which has so far remained on the sidelines of the unrest.

Islamic Finance in a Nutshell is a quick and easy guide to understanding the fundamentals of Islamic Finance and how the Islamic Financial markets work. Designed as a quick read for practitioners needing to pick up the basics of the industry, it will enable readers to understand the differences Islamic and Western finance.

Starting with the rise of Islamic finance, the book highlights the key areas which practitioners need to grasp to understand the marketplace including financial   statement analysis, Sharia’a law, making money in the absence of interest and regulation.  The book also provides readers with a basic guide to Arab terminology and a guide to the top financial institutions within the Islamic markets.

This is an ideal guide for anyone with an interest in how these financial markets work, but who do not want to be bogged down in complex and unnecessary terminology.


About Brian Kettell

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Brian Kettell has a wealth of experience in the area of Islamic finance. He worked for several years as an Economic Advisor for the Central Bank of Bahrain where he had numerous Islamic banking responsibilities. Subsequently, Brian taught courses on Islamic banking and finance at a range of financial institutions including National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia), Global Investment House (Kuwait), Noor Islamic Bank (UAE), the UK Treasury, the Central Bank of Iran, the Central Bank of Syria, the Securities Investment Institute and the Institute for Financial Services. Brian's vast academic expertise in Islamic finance is highlighted by his role as Joint Editor of the "Islamic Finance Qualification Handbook" and his past teaching work at a number of top financial universities worldwide including the London School of Economics, the City University of Hong Kong and London Metropolitan University Business School.
Published October 20, 2011 by Wiley. 360 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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